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Amazon Alexa can actually help make you better at Call of Duty

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Apr 18, 2018, 2:56 PM EDT

Have you ever envied Tony Stark for having AI like J.A.R.V.I.S. to help him out in sticky battle situations? Well, your jealousy can now ebb away thanks to the beta release of "The Call of Duty Alexa Skill." Working in tandem with Activision's Call of Duty: WWII, the Amazon device can actually inform players on their shortcomings within the game and suggest ways on how to improve. Now, you never have to run into a battle alone as "a soldier-like voice" delivers "250,000 distinct responses that incorporate real-time statistics, status, and recommendations from the game."

According to an official announcement, your Alexa-CoD hybrid is capable of such things as: "personalized recommendations to improve your skills; match summaries and highlights of your recent gameplay; social features, including whether friends are currently playing and comparing your stats and achievements to theirs; contract and order status, both during and after a match, so that you see how close you are to completing the contract and earning a reward; latest in-game news, including events and game updates; and game and features descriptions."

“The Call of Duty Alexa Skill gives every player a personal Call of Duty coach for the first time, using AI and machine learning to analyze how you play and providing tips on how to improve your gameplay based on your individual strengths, weaknesses, and play style,” Tim Ellis, chief marketing officer of Activision, said in a statement. "The Call of Duty Alexa Skill is designed to help players improve their Call of Duty skills, connect more easily with their friends, and get to the fun faster in Call of Duty: WWII.”

Watch the technology in action below:

The Skill supports all platforms of Call of Duty: WWII and is available free of charge, through the Alexa companion app. In terms of the technology at work behind your new CoD coach, it's actually a form of artificial intelligence that can learn patterns based on your gameplay, thus allowing it to aid you in the thick of the action. 

"Using cluster analysis," Activision notes, "the machine learning model analyzes more than 20 factors, including accuracy, movement, engagement distance, K/D, shots, score per minute, time played, and relationships to other players to make personalized recommendations for each player."

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